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debilitate

(dĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tāt″)
To produce weakness or debility.
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Second, considering findings regarding the dimension of anxiety direction, it was hypothesized that athletes perceiving anxiety symptoms as facilitative will experience less negative ST than those perceiving anxiety symptoms as debilitative.
In light of these considerations the aim of the current investigation was to test the predictions of Jones' (1995) control model of debilitative and facilitative competitive state anxiety in a trait context in an open-ski lled sport and examine the influence of self-confidence and skill level.
Although the relationship of birth order and sport context to pre-competition state-anxiety is noteworthy and certainly relevant to the promotion of successful athletic performance, a thorough understanding of athletic competition and performance anxiety warrants inclusion of the athlete's parental/family influences, perceived concerns of social evaluation, and self-appraisal of anxiety as either facilitative or debilitative to performance.
It would be expected that task oriented individuals would perceive anxiety as facilitative and would be characterized by a lack of negative intrusive thinking, while ego oriented individuals, and in particular those with low perceptions of competence, would perceive anxiety as debilitative, experiencing amounts of interfering thoughts detrimental to performance.
Although application of these findings to sport seems plausible at first, the proposal that neuroticism is related to moods such as anger and depression does not help explain findings suggesting that anger is associated with facilitated performance in some individuals but is associated with debilitative performance in others (see Hanin, 1997; Lane & Terry, 2000a).
Ten of the eleven identified categories were antecedents of competitive state anxiety, while self-confidence appeared to impact whether the experienced anxiety had a facilitative or debilitative impact on performance.
The goal is to educate all Soldiers and leaders to increase their awareness and understanding of these potentially debilitative health conditions.
Boyd and Anderson (12), in an attempt to avoid this debilitative complication, described a two-incision technique to expose the radial tuberosity.
The study addressed two questions: (a) whether an FI cognitive style affected Iranian EFL learners' language proficiency; and (b) if the answer to this first question was positive, whether an FI cognitive style was facilitative or debilitative.
The debilitative nature of statistics anxiety suggests that research into the nature of statistics anxiety holds great promise for improving statistics performance in the classroom.
Anxiety management strategies are introduced to assist the student's ability to recognize and identify sources of anxiety, while relaxation strategies are taught to improve the student's ability to modulate the debilitative effects of anxiety.